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Aztec is a city in San Juan County, in the Farmington metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after 12th-century ruins.

The latitude of Aztec is 36.822N. The longitude is -107.992W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,646 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,818.


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Median household income
Local
$33,110
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Aztec demographic reports
Aztec is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, near the Colorado border.
Former and merged names include:
· Atarque de Garcia
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1955 movie, "Run For Cover"
Local festivals include:
  • Fiesta Days - June 1-4, 2007
  • Founder's Day - Sept. 11, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Aztec web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Navajo Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Aztec demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the San Juan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87410 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Aztec residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Aztec ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Aztec was $14,750, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Aztec residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Aztec festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Aztec include Aztec Main Street Historic District, Church Avenue - Lovers Lane Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Aztec, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $386.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $751.


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Libraries in Aztec include Aztec Library ... View libraries

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San Juan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Aztec political report.

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The average commute time for Aztec workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Aztec include Step Back Inn.

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